I’m a hard-bitten professional. I’m not just some traveling youth who just picked up his harp. I go from stage to stage and I sing my songs … When I say professional, I don’t mean cold and unfeeling and automatic. I mean someone who is prepared to take the risks of the evening without making any excuses for them.
From Leonard Cohen in His Own Words by Jim Devlin. 1998
Note: Originally posted December 17, 2013 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric